The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association commissioned an Economic Impact Study on the RV industry, released on June 7, 2016. The study found that the RV industry contributes about $49.7 billion in economic output or 0.28 percent of the Gross Domestic Product. Through its production and distribution linkages, the industry impacts firms in 426 of the 440 sectors of the United States economy.
Nationwide, the industry is responsible for 216,170 jobs, both directly and inderectly, creating an economic impact of $37.5 billion. The full study results, along with each individual state and congressional district's economic impact is available on the website by clicking here .
Thu Mar 1, 2018
Busloads of college students, and potential workers, are heading to Elkhart, Indiana, this weekend from Tennessee, Kentucky, Michigan and across Indiana, and they might be looking for jobs in the RV industry.
As many as 240 college juniors and seniors could take part in the “What’s Next?” program, spending the weekend meeting with potential employers, seeing Elkhart County, and touring businesses, according to a story in the South Bend Tribune. The idea, and enactment came from Levon Johnson, president/CEO of the Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce, who says Elkhart needs to recruit workers much the same as college sports team would recruit.
“This is our major recruiting weekend,” Johnson says.